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Barcelona announce Hansi Flick as new head coach

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Barcelona have announced Hansi Flick as their new head coach, following the departure of Xavi Hernandez.

The former coach of Hoffenheim, Bayern Munich and the German national team has signed a contract with the Catalan giants until 2026, the club announced on Wednesday.

Flick last led the German national team, with whom he exited from the World Cup in Qatar at the group stage. He was relieved of his duties last September following a shocking 4-1 loss to Japan.

Prior to Germany, Flick won two league titles with Bayern as well as the Champions League.

He will replace Xavi at Barcelona's helm. The legendary former player originally announced in January that he would leave after this season but then later agreed with the club to see out his contract, which ran until the summer of 2025.

However, a few days ago the club management decided to end Xavi's contract early after all.

Prior to Flick's announcement, the club released a statement announcing the decision to sever Xavi's contract.

"The club wishes to publicly thank Xavi and the rest of his coaching staff for their commitment, dedication and generosity, and for their help in reaching an agreement to sever the contract.

Furthermore, we wish him success in the future on both a personal and professional level," the statement read.